Cities with Active Adult Communities in Pennsylvania

Cross Keys Village

  2990 Carlisle Pike
New Oxford, PA 17350

Rydal Park

  1515 The Fairway
Rydal, PA 19046


The Watermark at Bellingham

  1615 East Boot Road
West Chester, PA 19380

The Heritage of Green Hills

  200 Tranquility Lane
Reading, PA 19607

Freedom Village at Brandywine

  15 Freedom Boulevard
West Brandywine, PA 19320


The Woods at Cedar Run

  824 Lisburn Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011


Brightview East Norriton

  300 East Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401



  3180 Horseshoe Pike
Honey Brook, PA 19344


St. Barnabas

  5850 Meridian Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044


The Manor at Oakridge

  4500 Oakhurst Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Walnut Woods

  35 N Walnut
Boyertown, PA 19512


The Manor at York Town

  2010 York Road
Jamison, PA 18929


Hayes Manor Retirement Residence

  2210 Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131


The Commons at Stonebrook Village

  811 Village Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

White Tail Ridge

  Route-8 & Community Center Drive
Gibsonia, PA 15044


The Village at St. Barnabas

  5850 Meridian Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044


St. Barnabas - The Woodlands

  100 Laurel Oak Drive
Valencia, PA 16059


Whispering Oaks

  260 S Buhl Farm Drive
Hermitage, PA 16148


Niagara Village

  2380 Village Common Drive
Erie, PA 16506

Paramount Senior Living at Bethel Park

  2960 Bethel Church Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?

Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.


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